My Nose Is Blocked With Dodgy Internet Marketing

Jul 11th 2010 at 3:29 PM

I'm a little annoyed this morning.

In fact I'm not annoyed, I'm quietly furious.

I believe that Internet Marketing is about building relationships and creating win win situations, and I understand that people are all enthusiastic about heir business opportunity or their business and that they are keen to promote it, I even occassionally take the time to reply to a well meaning amateurish attempt to contact me by email, pointing out the dangers of being branded as a spammer and generally I'm a pretty easy going guy.

But this is beyond the pale.

What got up my nose #1

Over the course of the weekend I have received in excess of two hundred emails from a new mailing service run by somebody who is well known within the industry.

I did not subscribe to this service, but wait a minute, according to her, I did, because I'm a passive member of one of her other programs, therefore, she is licensed to unleash her psychophantic followers on me.

This is plain wrong, amateurish and brazen.

I subscribe to lots of safelists and mailing services and I have a dedicated address to receive those emails - I know what I signed up for and I'm happy with the services I receive but I don't expect my email address to be sold off to others.  Fortunately most Safelist and Traffic Exchange owners reecognise the  difference between being a member of abc site and agreeing to receive emails from it and being a member of ABC site and recieving messages from a host of places.

If people abuse my trust, I don't wantto do business with them.

What got up my nose #2

When will Internet Marketers get it?

Internet Marketing is not about relentlessly spamming people with your affiliate links, its about building relationships (I think I've said that before).  I was really disappointed this morning to find that some incredibly dumb person had posted a message on my wall that contained at least 12 affiliate links.

What was the guy thinking?

That I would be overcome with some insane buying urge to go on a five minute buying spree of various crappy second rate products? or that I am a total moron who welcomes being spammed with affiliate links (Well OK, some people might agree with the moron bit).

Wake up and smell the coffee.

People will not buy from you if they don't know you.

What part of thatis difficult to inderstand?

What always gets up my nose

  • Those smart alec email headlines posted to safelists with Confirm Your Order (or something similar) as a headline.
  • Glitsy programs promising the world at he push of a button
  • The promise of Free $50 (which never is free because payout is set much higher and you'll have to work your butt off to earn anything)
  • False screen shots
  • A sales page containg at least two of a pretty girl, a Ferrari, a yacht and a MCmansion - I have nothing against photos of pretty girls by the way - but I can guarantee that the number of pictures of the above subjects contained on the sales page is inversely proportional to your prospects of success and the legitimacy of the program

OK I feel better now, if you don't like my attitude, I'm sorry, I've been doing this for a long time and I'm tired of the cowboys and the conmen.

On the other hand, if you agree with this article, wander over to my website and see what I else I have to say.


Please to comment
Jul 14th 2010 at 12:51 PM by cutelittleb
Very well said and I certainly appreciate your honesty.

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